New Edition of IEC 60794-4-10 Published

pNew Ed IEC 60794-4-10 Published | In Compliance Magazine

The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new of the IEC 60794-4-10 standard. IEC 60794-4-10 ed2.0 applies to “Optical fiber cables – Part 4-10: Family specification – Optical ground wires (OPGW) along electrical power lines.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 60794-4-10:2014 which is a family specification, covers cable construction, test methods and optical, mechanical, environmental and electrical performance requirements for OPGW (optical ground wire) which is used for the protection of electrical power lines against atmospheric discharges or short-circuits and, at the same time, as a high bandwidth transport media for communications-and-control optical signals.”

*Description from IEC website 

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